created by Incontrol-able published on 01 June 2016

Is it just me, or has May gone really quickly?

I'm guessing all the talk this month is going to be about 'Brexit' and whether we should leave, or stay as members of the European Union?  It isn't for me to support either decision, but hopefully the following link may assist you in making a decision?

The first is a link that discusses the impact of 'Brexit' and what it might mean for people with disabilities https://www.dimensions-uk.org/news-blog-post/disabled-brexit-might-mean/

Hopefully, people became more aware of Dementia through the recent Awareness Week held in May.  However, that was only one week out of 52, so if you have ever considered volunteering for organisations that support people living with Dementia, or individuals, then follow this link which provides information on how to get involved http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/HHkMYmWp4bxBGZ0NRRYy9x/volunteering-for-dementia

You may hear from time to time the word 'restraint' and usually it is in a negative context.  In order to clarify what defines 'restraint', Disability Sheffield have worked in partnership with SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence) to produce a short video and toolkit for people who work in Health and Social Care and that may also benefit disabled people who employ PA's to understand the issues involved.  Please follow the link for more information www.disabilitysheffield.org.uk

One of the effects of the changes in the benefit system is impacting on drivers who require adaptations to their vehicles and the BBC have produced the following article that looks into this issue - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36386324

It's June and Summer will soon be on its way!!  The garden can be inaccessible for people who use wheelchairs to enjoy time in the sunshine with family and friends.  We came across this website that provides specially designed garden furniture for people who use wheelchairs.  We are not endorsing this company, but trust that it may give you an idea of what is available out there http://www.inclusivefurniture.co.uk

It's time for our joke of the day!

I used to run a dating agency for chickens, but had to stop as I was struggling to make 'hens' meet!!

My wings are aching and the eagle has landed, see you next month!

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